paternity leave


: time off from a job given to a father after a child is born

Examples of paternity leave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around 86% of companies in the U.S. currently provide maternity leave, 82% offer paternity leave, and another 82% adoption leave. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2024 Fresh off paternity leave — his wife, Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight producer Marian Wang, gave birth to their first child in February — Duthiers spoke about his unique space in TV news. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Sep. 2023 But during paternity leave, he was also reminded of the U.K.’s own shortcomings on parental benefits. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 23 Nov. 2023 Fathers who have more access to paternity leave are better able to adjust to parenthood and are better co-parents, according to a growing body of neuroscience research. Trey Williams, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 But for me, those pressures were replaced with an onslaught of new obstacles like adjusting to my husband’s paternity leave ending, finding childcare and achieving the ever-elusive work/life balance. Liz Hammond, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2023 As part of a package aimed at tackling an aging society, Kishida vowed to raise the percentage of fathers working in the private sector who take at least a week of paternity leave to 50 percent in 2025 by bolstering benefits., 31 July 2023 In 2021, Taiwan increased the amount of pay that new parents can receive during maternity or paternity leave to 80% of their salaries, up from 60%. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 However, reliever Caleb Ferguson could go on paternity leave any day now. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Paternity leave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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